Ireland’s largest annual dementia event
Featuring expert speakers from Ireland and abroad – showcasing best practice nationwide – opportunity to network with 300+ peers – large exhibition hall.
First Speakers Announced:
Prof Steven Sabat, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgetown University, USA
Dr Suzanne Timmons, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead for the National Dementia Office; Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University College Cork
Prof Chris Gastmans, Professor of Medical Ethics, Head, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Belgium
Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, Consultant Geriatrician, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Clinical Lead for the National Clinical Programme for Older People, HSE, President, Irish Gerontological Society, and Registrar, Royal College of Practitioners of Ireland
Karen Meenan, Founder, Making Hay Reminiscence Theatre, Volunteer, Forget-me-Nots Choir
Prof Suzanne Cahill, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin
Maria Pasicznik Parsons, CEO, Creative Dementia Arts Network
Conference Advisory Panel
Matthew Gibb, Acting Director & Senior Social Worker, Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC).
Dr Patrick Glackin, Area Director of Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development, HSE West.
Tom Grey, Research Fellow, TrinityHaus.
Marie Killeen, Strategic Lead – Dementia Understand Together Campaign, Health & Wellbeing, HSE.
Marie Lynch, Head of Healthcare Programmes, Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).
Mary Manning, General Manager, National Dementia Office.
Sinéad Morrissey, Practice Development Facilitator, Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI).
Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, Consultant Geriatrician, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Irish Gerontological Society, and Royal College of Practitioners of Ireland.
Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, Chief Executive, Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN) UK
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Thank you to all of those who have submitted abstracts for the presentations, workshops and parallel sessions. The conference team is reviewing all applications and will contact you in due course with their decisions.